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The 14th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals: Oakbrook, IL

Gary Barnum 11-21-2013

The 14th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals breaks into the windy city in 2014! Step on the gas and meet us in Chicago. Ticket sales open to the public (non-Hot Wheels Newsletter members) on December 1.

What: 14th Annual Hot Wheels® Collectors Nationals

When: Wednesday, April 2 – Sunday, April 6, 2014

Where: Doubletree by Hilton – Oak Brook, IL

Info:  Click here to purchase tickets or for more information.

Plenty of fun, room-to-room trading, autograph sessions and more are included with your Nationals ticket. There are also several special events and charity events available to paid ticket holders which require additional specific ticket purchases in advance. (Specific details can be found in the confirmation packet you receive once you buy your tickets to the Nationals.) Here are those events:

“Evening With Chris Parker” Dinner: The winner finally gets his chicken dinner! HotWheelsCollectors.com’s associate producer will be honored at the dinner on Thursday night, April 3. Dinner guests will receive a souvenir dinner car (produced by Mattel, limited to no more than 2,000 pieces), t-shirt, pin, and more. Note that seats are limited.

HWC Vending Machine: You’ll want to sign up for as many pulls as you can get! Special Hot Wheels merchandise will be loaded in the vending machine, and you can’t win it if you don’t sign up.

Charity Events

The Charity Auction on Friday night is included with your admission ticket to the show, as is the fairly new Silent Auction (for which you can find the board at the Charity table, bid on your favorites, and winners will be announced Friday night just before the live auction begins). But there are also a few charity events that require additional specific ticket purchases in advance. All charity monies benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, so we urge you to participate.

No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament: Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, your participation helps benefit the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Great prizes, too. Because it’s so much fun, everyone wins!

Button Bingo: There will be two sessions during the show. The first session will be on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. and the second session on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Hot Wheels Convention Mania Game: Still the latest and still fun! Begins Thursday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

NOTE: Tickets for the Nationals are $70.00 each ($75 if purchased online) and good for all five days. You may purchase tickets online (see link above) or by mail. Tickets are limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales will end March 10 or when the last ticket is sold, whichever occurs first. This event is produced by Collectors Events Unlimited, LLC under license from Mattel.